The truth about uncarriers
It's nice to see the carriers trying out new payment options, but in reality these full retail plans don't really let you out of multi-year commitments.
The carriers may not have a contract to hold over your head but, just as before, you still have to buy your way out. With these plans at least you're not paying a nebulous early termination fee or some other penalty. Instead, you have to fork over the full retail cost of the device.
That's a nice advantage, but not everyone will be able to come up with the extra $400 to $500 just to jump ship early. If you do decide to cancel before you're monthly payments end just remember to ask your carrier to unlock the phone before you leave.
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